The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club sent 24 swimmers to Kamloops during the weekend to compete at the MJB Law Classic.

Blue Fins bring home medal haul

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club wrapped up its first session of the season sending 24 swimmers to the MJB Law Classic in Kamloops.

The Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club wrapped up its first session of the season sending 24 swimmers to the MJB Law Classic in Kamloops.

Head coach Chad Webb said many of the club’s younger swimmers posted top results in multiple swims.

Gabrielle Knox brought home an impressive nine medals — seven individual top swims and two relays.

In the individual events she won silver medals in the 100-metre individual medley, 50-metre backstroke and 50-metre freestyle, plus bronze medals in the 200-metre freestyle, 200-metre individual medley, 100-metre freestyle and 100-metre butterfly.

Taylor Fitzgerald claimed gold in the 100-metre backstroke, silver in the 400-metre individual medley and bronze medals in both the 400-metre freestyle and 200-metre backstroke.

“Taylor made two qualifying times for provincial championships and will need to make one more to qualify for the meet in Victoria in March,” Webb said.

In the process, Fitzgerald also set three new clubs records in the 400-metre individual medley, and two 14-year-old clubs records in the 200-metre backstroke and the 100-metre backstroke.

Abby Webb, meanwhile, achieved bronze medals in both the 200-metre butterfly and 400-metre individual medley.

The 10-and-under girls relay teams consisting of Peyton Bailey, Knox, Isabelle Groundwater, Aubree Silver, Rowan Smith and Braedi Hamar also swam their way to two bronze medals.

Also placing in the top eight in their individual events were Eric Haseldine, Bailey, Smith, Groundwater, Andrew Haseldine, Cristelle Panida and Keanna Saunders.

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